You can become a more visible, effective and impactful researcher by sharing your research data and publications openly. In this introductory course, you will learn the objectives, main concepts, and benefits of Open Science principles along with practices for Open Data management and Open Data sharing.
Research increasingly relies on code, which is developed to process, model and simulate as well as to deal with the ever growing volume of research data. This course will therefore also introduce FAIR software practices that are essential for the reproducibility of your research results.
Societal participation in research is becoming ever more important. The course will demonstrate what citizen science is about, how to stimulate citizens to participate in your research and how to handle (new) responsibilities when implementing citizen science.
You will learn to establish links between publications, data, software and methods, how to attach a persistent identifier and metadata to your results, and methods for clarifying usage rights. You will also discover ways to apply these principles to your daily research and adapt existing routines. Finally, you will uncover potential barriers to sharing research and discuss possible solutions.
This course will help you grasp the key principles of Open Science, with answers to questions like:
● How can researchers effectively store, manage, and share research data and code?
● What kinds of Open Access publishing are most effective?
● How can researchers increase the visibility and impact of their research?
● How can the use of social media contribute to the visibility and impact of research?
● How can researchers be acknowledged for the research software they write?
● How can research benefit from citizen science?
You will apply the topics of the course to a variety of case studies on Open Science adoption, which you will then discuss among fellow students. You will also be presented with a hands-on guide to publishing your research with Open Access. This will help you to apply Open Science principles in your daily work. It will enable you to implement and benefit from the Open Science policies that are currently being developed by governments and research institutions around the world.
This course is aimed at professionals. Those who will benefit most include academic researchers at different levels: PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, and professors; researchers working for governments; researchers working for commercial enterprises; MSc and BSc students interested in learning about the principles of Open Science.